Falcons could reach deal with Freeman ‘fairly soon’

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman takes questions on Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman takes questions on Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is confident that the team will reach a contract extension with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman “fairly soon.”

Blank commented about Freeman’s contract situation while making an appearance on The Dukes and Bell Show on 92.9 The Game, the team’s flagship radio station, on Monday.

“As far as number 24 is concerned, I think Freeman, actually he just sent me a text the other day about something,” Blank said. “He’s the kind of person that you want to have on your team for all the right reasons. He’s a great player. He’s a great individual. He cares about community. He cares about his teammates. He’s very responsive to good coaching. There’s nothing about (Devonta) Freeman that I don’t love.”